Senapathy's theory

Adrian Teo (
Tue, 07 Apr 1998 12:45:57 -0700

Something I found to be interesting:

Independent Birth of Organisms

A Synopsis of the Theory
by Periannan Senapathy, Ph.D. All rights reserved.


New research and recent advances in our understanding of genome
mechanics, DNA sequence structure and
genetic mutations all indicate that the genome of an organism is much
more rigid than previously believed. In
fact, all genomes seem to be essentially fixed and immutable to
substantive, evolutionary- scale changes, even
over geologic time.* A few adaptive mutations seem statistically
plausible, but a distinct organism's
characteristic morphology and biochemistry now appear to be permanently
closed to the development of any
new organ, appendage or biochemical process.

The implications of this hypothesis are staggering, since it refutes the
fundamental premise of virtually all
theories of species evolution, which have prevailed in one form or
another since Charles Darwin articulated
the original theory in 1859. All evolution theories hold that all
species have descended from one or only a few
primitive single-celled ancestors in the proverbial primordial pond, and
that the rich variety of life forms on
Earth is a product of natural selection. But if genomes are indeed fixed
and immutable, then natural selection
can produce only incidental variations among essentially similar
species, and therefore can explain only a
small fraction of the diversity of life on Earth. If genomes are fixed
and immutable, then most of Earth's plant
and animal species must have originated independently in the primordial